When the Potala Palace was being constructed the builders began digging earth from behind Marpo Ri to use as mortar between the bricks. As you can imagine, they used a lot of mortar! When the building was completed they were left with a huge pit behind the palace. So they filled it with water and made a lake. On a small island in the lake is the Lukhang Temple.
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